Thursday, May 28, 2015

Serious Stashbusting

Well, it's been nearly two weeks since I was last here.  Such busy days heading into the end of the school year.  Some controversy thrown in for good measure.  And a yarnbombing project that has taken up all my free time.
Last week, the call went out for crocheters and knitters to meet at The Secret Garden Project to plan the yarnbombing of this tree (photo taken at the end of our first afternoon meeting).
Believe me, it's bigger around than you think.  We had a good first turn out.  I sort of took the lead on the direction this will take and also volunteered to do the joining of all the contributions.
You can see here the first squares I made before the meeting.
And I've been joining and granny square making ever since.
 (Jingles checking out all the contributions.)
I've blogged about The Secret Garden before.  It is a community garden started by Mimi, who is a young Kuwaiti chef. She is passionate about a grassroots movement in this country and believes change begins with us, each individual, person-by-person.  

On Monday, we set up a meeting at the studio of LB o J'zazz where I managed to make a couple more grannies.  Only one other volunteer showed up who also contributed a granny and we even taught Chef Mimi how to join a couple of squares.
Hopefully over the weekend I can take some of the pieces to see if they fit around the tree yet.  I did a trial test on Monday and we were still short.

And the controversy I mentioned means I might actually finish school before June 7th. We shall see.  But either way, very, very soon, I will have my precious time back and will have time for all the things I really want to do, like blogging and visiting all of you.

Have a terrific Thursday.

26 comments:

Home Meadows said...

Sounds like fun and neat way to meet like minded folks. Wishing you the best of luck as you work toward your goal. Heather

Laurie said...

Looks like a great project you're working on. Can't wait to see it around the tree. I know you are looking forward to finishing with school. Having time to do the things you love is wonderful. I'm so glad for you to be able to do that. Have a great day, Tammy!

Linda said...

Wow! Serious crocheting going on with so many!! :)

None of that here of course, but still lots going on away from work, which is always so very slow during the summertime. I could easily work part-time and still get everything done here, that's how slow it is.

At home, we've been having lots of fun - late night parties with friends the past two weekends, coming get-togethers with family and friends, going to Mumford & Sons in Chicago in two weeks staying there overnight, and planning for our big July road-trip vacation to Colorado where we are taking and paying for 7 (all three of our daughters and their boyfriends are accompanying us). In between, with a large yard, there is always yard work and gardening. We've been having tons of rain here - way too much really - so I have to mow at least 3 days a week. So, busy in my own way here.

Hope you enjoy your final days of working. I've come to the conclusion here that I will spend my days happy in my work whatever that may be since each day is a new day of life that so many are not so blessed to have.

Linda

Sam I Am...... said...

What a wonderful project especially in the spirit of community organizing for bringing people together and beautification and so much more! Good for all of you! Your last few pictures didn't show up but I can't wait to see the progress! Good luck to all!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

this project is great!!!!! good initiative!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

Mary said...

Hi Tammy, been away and, like you, so very busy! Your new project is wonderful - good luck.
Hope your upcoming vacation time comes soon - know you earned time off! Going anywhere special?

Hugs - Mary

Kate said...

How exciting! I wish you the best of luck with your project. All the squares are beautiful. I love your journal, too.

linda said...

What a fun and exciting project Tammy hope that you will show us lots of photo's when it's all done. :) xx

Betsy said...

That looks like so much fun Tammy! How great that people are working together to complete this project. I'm sorry about the controversy, but excited for the time you will have for YOU.
Blessings,
Betsy

Jennifer said...

You've been so busy, Tammy. I really love yarnbombing and I look forward to seeing more. It's good of you to teach people and to volunteer to do all that joining. It's going to be great. Good luck with the end of school.

June said...

That would be so much fun Tammy!!! Nothing more fun than a bunch of women sharing talents and working together for something worthwhile. I LOVE this! Your fingers and wrists are certainly getting a workout though, but I know you love it :)
sending hugs...

Linda said...

Sounds like such a fun project Tammy. I wish I could do it where I live.

Linda

Tämä Pöllö said...

Looks like a creative project! Yarn bombing is so funny!

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, how exciting!!! Very organised looking too! I cannot wait to see more!!!! Happy yarning!!! xx

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How wonderful this sounds. The granny squares are so colorful and pretty, cant wait to see them around the tree! Hope you can finish with school soon!

Teresa Kasner said...

Your yarn-bombing plan looks like it will be fantastic! Can't wait to see it installed! My, that was a nice looking studio! I'm sooOOooo happy that you get to retire and do what you want to do.. bravo! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

barbara judge said...

A community garden highlighted by granny square participation -- great idea -- barbara

September Violets said...

Such a great idea to yarn bomb in your secret garden. Looks like your tree is going to be one yarny delight when finished! Good luck with the rest of your school year, and I hope it will all end on a positive note ... makes better memories that way :)
Wendy

Createology said...

I am not surprised that you have volunteered to lead this crusade as it will ensure that this lovely tree gets wrapped in Yarn Love! Good Luck on the end of school year and your working! Creative Bliss and Yarn Love...

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
You sound very happy and that is great; love to read that!
What a fun project to do all together and on such a large scale.
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

I love these kind of projects, Tammy. What fun! It's a shame though that only one other volunteer showed up for the meeting.
Just a few more days and you're free to do whatever you like ... :).
Hugs,
Julia

Lorrie said...

I hope the controversy isn't too upsetting. It will be nice to have your time back for such things as yarn bombing - a project that looks like a lot of fun!

Derya said...

Hello Dear Tammy colorful eagerly waiting for a very nice project , thank you very much for the nice comments you leave my blog , you get a nice weekend ... :)

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds like an amazing project have fun with it.

Preeti said...

That's a big project !! The squares look pretty and colorful!! Enjoy yarn bombing:)

Yarni Gras! said...

hee hee....reminds me of the yarn bombing we did for the coffee shop in slidell!

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